Saturday, August 19, 2017

Week 34


I'm getting uncomfortable.

I do really well in the mornings, even early afternoon! But evenings and night really are hard for me. I feel so heavy and tight and pained :( Luckily my sleep is pretty decent once I get comfortable so I have that going for me. But currently as I type this out, I'm in nothing but a robe because I cannot have anything restricting my belly! I might just have to live in my robe until delivery.

I'm also feeling like he'll never get here and I'm going to feel like this forever. And I feel like he's not even real in there anymore and I just get to be big and uncomfortable for eternity.

Good news, I have my 35 week Dr. appointment next week and it'll be the first vaginal check along with my step b test. Wouldn't that be awesome if they said I was already dilating and I was coming 2-3 weeks early? One can dream haha.

This last week was a little stressful with the amount of deadlines that I had but I made it through! I still have a lot to edit tomorrow to get fully caught up but I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I really just want to sit in my robe and watch tv or take a bath all day long but work calls my name at all hours haha. I guess it would probably be good if Ollie stays in there full term so I can get everything done that I need to before he gets here. We are currently working on cleaning out the closets and organizing all our crap. His room is JUST about done! I need to wash all of his clothes and blankets, hopefully that's tomorrow too!

I started 30 rock this week and I'm running out of shows to watch! I watch netflix while I edit and so I go through shows really fast (because I literally edit all day long haha). Any suggestions?

I threw Kassi's baby shower today and it was a great turn out! The theme was "ready to pop" and we had chocolate covered popcorn, cake pops, and soda pop. I'm so excited for her and excited Ollie will have a little friend really close in age. She is due exactly a month after me! :) She is having a boy as well.

Tonight I had my "last" shoot until baby comes. I have a few shoots lined up in September before he comes unless he decides to come early! So I count tonight's shoot as my last one just in case. It went really well! I then went to The Habit and my friend Ciera came and kept me company and watched me eat haha! She had already eaten so I was grateful she still came and talked.

This week I got a few things in the mail for Ollie, like his binky and some bottles! Carson was like, whoa this getting real, we're getting the nitty gritty stuff now! haha! I also got my similac samples in the mail, I love free stuff!

This week I had a tire blow while driving and I didn't even realize. Luckily it was the back tire and everything was safe. The next day I went to the chiropractor and thought I had a brunch date but that was supposed to be the next week. So I was without a car because mine was in the shop. I decided to just walk the 8 blocks to Big O... and I made it! But then it really really messed me up for the rest of the day and I was so sore.

How far along? Currently 34 weeks at 6 days (Monday I'm 35, yay!)

How big is the peanut? A giant. He's a giant. A butternut squash, basically 5lbs and around 18inches. We should know a little bit more at my dr. appointment. 

Total weight gain/loss? I haven't weighed myself much this week but I'm pretty sure I'm up 7lbs from pre pregnancy weight. I weigh the most I ever have right now.

Maternity clothes? Duh. 

Sleep? Decent. I am on a schedule of 12-5 and 5:30-9 ish right now. Sometimes it's 7am instead of 5, just depends on the day. 

Best moment this week? Probably today, I love baby showers!

Symptoms? Acid reflux... I have been having episodes in my sleep lately and I wake up in a choking mess (even though I'm super propped up) so that's kind of fun. Not. I am super uncomfortable at night, heavy, tight, itchy... you know. Really thirsty but can't drink too much at a time because my stomach is scrunched. It's great. 

Food cravings? Any food really. 

Food aversions? Nope! 

Labor signs? I think I have finally felt braxton hicks! Happens a few times a day. I don't love it. haha. 

Belly button in or out? Out and proud.  

What I miss? Not being in pain all the time.. not itching... laying down normally, sitting up normally... you know, pretty much all that stuff. 

What I'm looking forward to? Our dr appintment and baby showers! 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Part of 32 & 33

I should really blog at the end of the week but weekends are CRAZY and our date night was early today so I have a little bit of time to write :)

Last weekend was really good! My friend Millie and I went out for 5 Guys because both of our husband's don't really like that place. (Because they are CRAZY). It was delicious. We also got chocolate from Rocky Mountain and it was beautiful. We also played crash bandicoot on the playstation all night long... it might have been a super nerdy evening haha! ;) Carson was out of town in LA filming so a girls night was a must.

Saturday I had a bridal session and it went really well. I climbed all over snow canyon petrified sand dunes and didn't die! I have 3 photo shoots and 1 wedding left until I can take about a month break getting ready for baby. I have been feeling decently well though overall so I might take on a few here and there if they come. It really all depends on the day, but overall my energy and health have been good.

Now saying that, I got a really bad charlie horse and Sunday night and Monday I could hardly walk. It was really bad! I have to work at my computer upstairs and climbing the stairs was pretty brutal. I have never been that sore from a leg cramp before and I used to get them all the time when I was a teenager. I had to reschedule my shoot and take a half day at work (I am a remote colorist for my film lab).... but it was really good for me to relax and not stress of what I had to do. Carson took me out to eat for dinner and I worked on a chore chart at home afterwards. In our 5.5 years of marriage we are just beginning to not be 100% slobs. We are both the creative type and I don't know if that has anything to do with our clutter or laziness or.. I don't know! I am a good cleaner when I DO clean, it's just not a super often thing unless we have people coming over haha! Carson is a good blitz-er but not necessarily a deep cleaner so I came up with a chart that we each have our own chores every day and they are pretty equal to each other but also rely on our strengths. Carson is a good vacuum-er and I'm better at swiffer-ing. I will do everything in the bathrooms but he gets to do the toilet because that's gross and I shouldn't have to clean up his pee if it gets elsewhere haha! TMI. So Tuesday's are our date night (because hello, $5 movie night). Tonight we.... I mean I... decided that we were doing pedicures. I have a fear of going into labor and having my toes look all sorts of gross. I get ingrown toenails and things can get scary. So I'm trying to be better about going in because I can't pick those out myself and I don't want to go to the doctor just yet (has anyone had that surgery??). We decided to get a hot stone massage while we were there and it was heavenly. Anyway, if in my birth photos I have socks on, you'll know that my toes were scary ;)

Earlier today I got done with my work a little earlier so I went to lunch with my momma to Pancho and Lefties and it was yum! We also got a cinnoman roll from Great Harvest and went to Target. I got some maternity jeans for $10 and I am so happy because 2 just hasn't been enough. I always find myself in situations where I need to wear pants instead of a dress so 3 will be perfect. I also bought a bunch of mini necessities for my hospital bag and some stuff for a baby shower I'm throwing for a friend! All in all, a really good day!

How far along? Currently 33 weeks and a day

How big is the peanut? He is a celery stock or head of cauliflower.. which translates to about 17.2 inches and 4.2 lbs. 

Total weight gain/loss? It fluctuates but I'm about 3-5lbs up from my pre pregnancy weight. 21lbs total gained.

Maternity clothes? Bought some new ones today! 

Sleep? Good as it can be. I'm excited to lay flat or on my side. It's getting uncomfortable and I can only do propped up on my back. It's funny because the position makes Ollie go into a weird shape on my belly and when I wake up it's almost like my belly is square. I wonder if his bum just floats to the top or something? I sleep through his moving and kicking too so that's nice :)  

Best moment this week? So far was today! Shopping, eating, pedicure... why can't all days be like today?

Symptoms? Heartburn heartburn heartburn. Leg cramps now too, I had one this morning again and I'm afraid for tomorrow's ability to walk. 

Food cravings? Any food really. 

Food aversions? Nope! 

Labor signs? Nothin. Which is good I guess. 

Belly button in or out? When I lay down it's in... but..... every other time out  

What I miss? mmm, having a regular body? I can't wait to lie on my belly or roll from side to side while I sleep without feeling like a whale haha! Side note: I totally cried my eyes out the other day because I realized I had cankles (kankles?). And this isn't just in pregnancy, I do legit have borderline cankles and I instantly got so sad. I really haven't been upset about my pregnant body and I have gotten over a lot of my body issues before I was pregnant (I wasn't where I wanted to be, but I felt healthy and that was more important to me than being thin and unhealthy like I was). So it was kind of weird for me to care so much about my cankles but it's true, I have them haha! I'm ok now, it was just a realization moment for me. I was crying to Carson asking "why didn't you tell me? why has no one told me?" haha! I felt betrayed. Sheesh, hormones. 

What I'm looking forward to? Next week! I have my chiropractor appointment and a baby shower I'm throwing and my last shoot until baby Ollie gets here :) 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

7.5 weeks to go! (Week 31 and part of 32)

I can't stay consistent on my blog titles and want to blog halfway through the week haha. Or maybe it's because I've been editing all day and I need a little break so I use this as an excuse ;)

Week 32 has been pretty good! We got to see Ollie yesterday at our doctor appointment (the last time before he gets here!) Our tech got a really good photo of him and it's crazy to see how much he's grown since our last ultrasound at 28 weeks! We could see part of his chest last time and this time just his head, he's getting too big to see much on the ultrasound haha! His cheeks have fattened up too, I'm so excited. She said he didn't have much hair, but that there was some... I'll take what I can get! He sucked his thumb for most of it and gave us a smile and a couple of winks. His heart was at 148. When we checked my blood pressure, it had gone up since my last appointment and I was a little worried but they said I'm finally in a normal range (I just naturally have really low blood pressure, last time at 28 weeks I was 100/58. This time I was 122/80). I haven't had a contraction yet, and no signs of preterm labor, feeling pretty good! So they haven't been having me come every 2 weeks like they normally do. I went 4 weeks and then my next one is 3 weeks, and then finally I'll go to every week after that (so from almost 36 weeks on). So I guess that's good news! I don't know where he's measuring at but I feel like he's ginormous.

Last Saturday we were going to go to Kolob and rent a canoe, but instead we went swimming at my moms and went out for fondue and steak! I won a facebook contest for free fondue at Anasazi steakhouse (one of our favorites) and so we shared a steak and ate our free fondue. That's the way to do it! We also got a lot of errands done and hung up some stuff in the nursery as well as cleaned a little bit. We're slowly checking things off our list!

Baby has been moving like crazy lately and my pelvic pain hasn't been as intense so yay for both of those things!

How far along? Currently 32 weeks and 3 days

How big is the peanut? Currently a squash! 

Total weight gain/loss? It fluctuates but I'm about 5lbs up from my pre pregnancy weight. 21lbs total gained.

Maternity clothes? This question is getting lame haha! I might have to remove it. 

Sleep? Sleeping propped up still and still pretty good quality! 

Best moment this week? Seeing Ollie :)

Symptoms? Heartburn as always... mmm... hormonal on Tuesday, I was just feeling so feisty! ;) Feeling a little more tired lately, I want to take an afternoon nap every day.

Food cravings? Sugar. Oops. 

Food aversions? Nope! 

Labor signs? Nothin 

Belly button in or out? I think it's just awkward.   

What I miss? Moving quickly! 

What I'm looking forward to? hmm... the baby being here? haha. 

Almost 3 months later!

Wow, have I failed! I wanted to do weekly updates and that just didn't happen. I took on too much work and it really got the best of me....